Permanent Partners: Building Gay & Lesbian Relationships that Last

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Plume, 1988 - Gay couples - 354 pages
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Today, more than ever before, gay and lesbian couples want long-lasting, fulfilling, happy relationships. But in order to accomplish this, the notion of "partnership" itself must be radically reinvented. Gay men and lesbians must learn to imbue relationships with the same importance that their heterosexual counterparts do - in a society that still offers none of the same support. This book, written by a psychotherapist who specializes in working with lesbian and gay male couples, offers clear, compassionate advice and counseling on the internal and external problems faced by two men or two women as they create a life together. Warmly supportive, Dr. Betty Berzon draws on real-life examples from her professional practice and her own long-term partnership to help couples improve communication, "fight fair," resolve conflicts, and affirm both their love and their commitment in a relationship that works today, tomorrow, and forever. Book jacket.

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Berzon's experience as a psychotherapist in the homosexual community for over 16 years most definitely shows in her practical and compassionate advice on ways to strengthen same-sex relationships ... Read full review



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Betty Berzon, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles. She is the author of several best-selling books including The Intimacy Dance: A Guide to Long-Term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationships, Permanent Partners Building Gay and Lesbian Partnerships That Last, Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life, and Setting Them Straight: You Can Do Something about Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life. Her autobiography, Surviving Madness: A Therapist's Own Story, was published in the spring of 2002.

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